Everyone wants more happiness. I'm a longtime minimalist, a longtime vegan, and a lover of all things simple, but there are many steps I've taken over the years to get to where I am today. These are ways that have helped me live a simpler and healthier lifestyle.
1. go natural
Spend more time in nature, enjoying the scenery and breathing fresh air. Studies have shown eco-therapy improves your mental health and happiness.
Humans are happier and healthier walking outside, not confined in little boxes.
2. go mindful
3. go minimal
"Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify."
4. go capsule
Owning and traveling with less makes lighter and makes travel easier.
5. go plastic-free
Plastic is ruining the planet. It's made from non-renewable fossil fuels, it's full of harmful toxins and chemicals that disrupt hormones, it's polluting the oceans and killing sea life, and it doesn't degrade!
6. go chemical-free
Toxic chemicals like chemical dyes, dioxin and formaldehyde can cause skin, immune and respiratory problems.
You can easily make all your own natural and non-toxic cleaning and personal care products.
7. go zero-waste
Humans generate an extraordinary amount of waste that goes to landfills, creates green house gases, pollutes our oceans, and destroys the planet.
8. go tiny
Declutter, organize, and downsize your stuff and your life into a simpler space.
Living tiny lets you focus on what matters. You can apply these principles to your life anywhere or you can build a tiny house with your own hands and live anywhere you want, mortgage free!
9. go detox
Our addiction to our digital devices is detrimental to our health, from our eyesight to our memory to our waistlines.
10. go raw
Get healthier by eating whole, uncooked, unprocessed foods. Cooking destroys enzymes in food and can also cause chemical changes that can turn into toxins, free radicals, and carcinogens.
11. go vegan
Making the choice to go vegan is the healthiest thing you can do for your body, the animals, and the earth.